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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.
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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

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Episodes

39. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs

8/22/2018
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University of Florida President Kent Fuchs is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about President Fuchs’ childhood in Alaska and what it was like for him to move across the country to Florida. We also talk about how the previous schools President Fuchs worked at such as Cornell, Purdue and the University […] The post 39. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:36:30

38. Florida Police Chiefs Association Executive Director Amy Mercer

7/24/2018
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Amy Mercer, executive director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about Amy’s work advocating for Florida’s police chiefs and how their needs have changed since Amy began at the FPCA in 1999. We also talk about police efforts to maintain positive relationships in Florida communities, […] The post 38. Florida Police Chiefs Association Executive Director Amy Mercer appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:30

37. Visit Florida President & CEO Ken Lawson

7/3/2018
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Visit Florida President and CEO Ken Lawson is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about Ken’s unique path to Visit Florida and how his experience as a marine has helped him become the leader he is today. We also talk about the growth of Florida’s tourism industry, changes Visit Florida has made […] The post 37. Visit Florida President & CEO Ken Lawson appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:33:01

36. FSU Heisman Trophy Winner and New York Knicks PG Charlie Ward

6/15/2018
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Heisman Trophy winner, Florida State national champion and former New York Knicks point guard Charlie Ward is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about his two sport stardom at Florida State and how he decided which sport he would play professionally. We also talk about playing for legendary Florida State football coach […] The post 36. FSU Heisman Trophy Winner and New York Knicks PG Charlie Ward appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:58

35. ‘Real Florida’ Journalist and Author Jeff Klinkenberg

5/30/2018
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Journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg, who spent nearly four decades writing about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times, is this week’s featured guest. Jeff is the recent winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s Lifetime Achievement for Writing Award as well as a winner of the Florida Folk Heritage Award. He is also a two-time winner of […] The post 35. ‘Real Florida’ Journalist and Author Jeff Klinkenberg appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:41:03

34. Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida President & CEO Doug Sessions

4/30/2018
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Doug Sessions, President and CEO of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, is this week’s featured guest. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so we discuss Florida’s efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, and how you can help. Prior to working for the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, Doug worked for former […] The post 34. Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida President & CEO Doug Sessions appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:24:46

33. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine

4/12/2018
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Former Miami Beach Mayor and current gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about Mayor Levine’s life before politics, how his business empire began with a marketing program for the cruise industry and how his experience running a business has influenced his political career. We also discuss how […] The post 33. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:09

32. State Senator Denise Grimsley

3/6/2018
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Florida State Senator Denise Grimsley is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about growing up in rural Florida, working in health care and about taking over her family’s business. We also discuss how running a business prepared Senator Grimsley to be a state legislator and what it’s been like for her to […] The post 32. State Senator Denise Grimsley appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:24:16

31. Constitution Revision Commissioner Brecht Heuchan

2/16/2018
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Brecht Heuchan, a commissioner on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, is this week’s featured guest. Brecht is also the founder of Contribution Link, a political intelligence, data analytics and fundraising company. In our conversation, we talk about how the Constitution Revision Commission is assigning responsibilities, considering public opinion and deciding what parts of our Constitution should be changed. […] The post 31. Constitution Revision Commissioner Brecht Heuchan...

Duration:00:32:53

30. Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Lucy Morgan

1/16/2018
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Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lucy Morgan is this week’s featured guest. Lucy was chief of the Times Capitol Bureau in Tallahassee from 1986-2006. The Florida Senate’s press gallery is named after her in honor of her work covering the state legislature. She has also been inducted in the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and the […] The post 30. Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Lucy Morgan appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:54:07

29. UF Professor & Author Mary Adkins

12/6/2017
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Mary Adkins, a Master Legal Skills Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the author of Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution, is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about what led Florida leaders to revise Florida’s constitution in the 1960’s and […] The post 29. UF Professor & Author Mary Adkins appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:19:58

28. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

11/15/2017
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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about the CFO’s hometown of Panama City, the restaurant his family made famous in the Panhandle and what it taught him about business and serving the community. We also talk about the CFO’s days in the legislature and working […] The post 28. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:23:51

27. U.S. Representative Charlie Crist

10/31/2017
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Former Governor and current Florida Congressman Charlie Crist is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about the Congressman’s start in politics, about lessons he’s learned campaigning over the years and about serving in a multitude of elected roles. We also discuss the current state of Washington politics, the difficulty of passing legislation […] The post 27. U.S. Representative Charlie Crist appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:17:33

26. Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani

10/18/2017
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Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership, which works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life, is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about the effort to bring Amazon to Orlando and what it would mean to Florida. We […] The post 26. Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:33

25. American Authors Guitarist James Adam Shelley

10/11/2017
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James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist for American Authors, whose hits include “Best Day of My Life,” “Believer” and “Go Big or Go Home,” is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about James’ path from Tallahassee to international rock star and the odd jobs he had in between. We also about the Florida […] The post 25. American Authors Guitarist James Adam Shelley appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:42:07

24. Hall of Fame Artist Christopher Still

10/3/2017
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Florida artist Christopher Still is this week’s featured guest. Christopher is an inductee in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and is the Artist in Residence for the Florida Legislature. His paintings can be found in museums and private collections including the Governor’s Mansion in Florida and the Smithsonian Institution. In the Tampa Bay area, […] The post 24. Hall of Fame Artist Christopher Still appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:36:06

23. Chancellor of the State University System of Florida Marshall Criser III

9/27/2017
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Chancellor of the State University System of Florida Marshall Criser III is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about how the State University System advocates for Florida’s universities and their many needs in the fairest possible way. We also discuss preeminence funding, college affordability, working with the business community, technology advancements in […] The post 23. Chancellor of the State University System of Florida Marshall Criser III appeared first on...

Duration:00:36:54

22. Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping

9/19/2017
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Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about the job responsibilities of an NFL team president, about the Jaguars’ efforts to develop downtown Jacksonville, the city’s chances to host another Super Bowl, and about what lessons Mark has learned after earning a Super Bowl Ring […] The post 22. Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:04

21. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor

9/5/2017
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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about drawing businesses to Florida, training Florida’s workforce and how DEO works with Governor Scott to create jobs. We also talk about how DEO has become more efficient since its creation in 2011 and about how […] The post 21. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:25:43

20. James Madison Institute President and CEO Dr. Bob McClure

8/29/2017
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James Madison Institute (JMI) President and CEO Dr. Bob McClure is this week’s featured guest. JMI was founded in 1987 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organizations. In our conversation, we talk about the growing number of policy think tanks since the 1980s, about communicating policy ideas […] The post 20. James Madison Institute President and CEO Dr. Bob McClure appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:34:10